Paris - French second division club Clermont on Wednesday
named Portuguese Helena Costa as coach, becoming one of the highest-level teams
in Europe to put a woman in charge.
Costa, 36, trained with Benfica before coaching the women's
national sides in Qatar and Iran. She has also worked as a scout for Scottish
champions Celtic and top clubs in Spain and Portugal."This nomination will allow Clermont Foot
63 to enter a new era," said a club statement announcing the appointment.
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